Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Read Romans 15:1-6

Key Words and Phrases
** the strong ought to put up with the weak
** not to please ourselves
** please our neighbor for the purpose of building up the neighbor
** Christ did not please himself
** written for instruction so that we might have hope
** the God of steadfastness and encouragement
** live in harmony with one another
** together with one voice glorify God

Reflection Questions
1. How easily do you put up with the shortcomings of other people?

2. How likely is it that Christians will eventually reach the point of glorifying God with one voice?

God of steadfastness and encouragement, help us to receive and manifest those same characteristics: a steadfastness of love for one another, especially for those who need us the most, and the gift of encouragement which helps someone else to live in hope. As we live into a greater harmony with our brothers and sisters, may your glory be revealed to the world. Amen.

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